Garmin Quatix 3
Navigation features include 3-axis compass, altimeter and barometer. Easy-to-use marine apps provide local tide data, sail racing data, fish catch counter and competition timer, anchor watch and alarm clock. Battery life? Yachting‘s test watch went 30 days between charges. Price: $599
Choose between small batch bourbon whiskey, single barrel bourbon whiskey and barrel strength bourbon whiskey. Price (small batch): $43
Custom Sperry Boat Shoes
Top siders take on a new look with Sperry’s customizable boat shoes. User’s can choose between previously-ordered designs by other users or create a new unique combination of their own. As Sperry puts it, “Our hand-crafted Authentic Original boat shoe. Designed by you.” Price: $120
Spinnaker Vessel Watches
Spinnaker’s Vessel line is a classic that won’t go out of style. The wood finish on the band and dial head feature high-quality-craftsmanship that Spinnaker says is, “Inspired by the luxury wooden runabouts found on the Italian Mediterranean.” Price: $387 (YACHTINGMAG get you 40% off)
The Nautix attaches to either side of most eyewear frames to put key marine data in your line of sight. It can display speed, heading, water depth and temperature, wind direction and engine RPM — streamed from a compatible onboard Garmin device. Price: $399
Made from bamboo, wood and polarized lenses, Edlee’s designs are lightweight and effective. Combine that with classic good looks and you’ve found yourself a nice pair of shades for a reasonable price. Pricing: $60-160
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King is housed in a 40mm case in 904L steel, solid-link Oyster bracelet with Oysterclasp, and distinctive black dial. Price: $2,500+
Garmin’s VIRB is an excellent addition to the action-cam market. It has data from sensors within the camera for speed, altitude, G-force and GPS position. It can also be remotely controlled by your Garmin Quatix 3 after syncing to the device. Price: $399
Costa Del Mar: Rafael
See through the water. Rafael’s frame color options include blackout, matte retro tortoise, matte olive teak and matte black teak. Price: $249
Montague’s Allston fold-up bike
With practice, you too can fold up the 11-speed Allston in 20 seconds. This bike is perfect for yachtsmen who want to save space and still be able to hit the trails on their latest adventure. Price: $1,895
Want to see your yacht in a new view? The Phantom 4 is a great drone in a line of great drones. It is a slightly improved Phantom 3 Pro (what I previously considered the top prosumer-grade aerial photography drone) in every way. It has a stronger, reinforced, more supportive gimbal for a slightly improved 4k camera. It also has more sophisticated software functions such as Vision Positioning, TapFly, ActiveTrack and Intelligent Flight Modes. Its sport mode allows for it to reach speeds of 44+ mph. It also has a industry-shifting addition in its obstacle avoidance hardware/software. Price: $1,399
Papa’s Pilar Rum
Tie up the lines. Sit back. And relax. Papa’s Pilar Blonde, Price: $29; Papa’s Pilar Dark, Price: $39
DeLorme inReach Explorer
With the DeLorme inReach Explorer you can navigate, create waypoints, log your trip, find your way back, send and receive text messages, trigger an interactive SOS, and plan, track and share your journey. Price: $380
Steiner Commander 7x50c
It integrates a fluid-damped, HD stabilized illuminated compass with ranging reticle into the binoculars. Magnification? 7x. Price: $1,494
Costa Del Mar: North Turn
Got style? Costa Del Mar’s North Turn frames are head-turners available with five lens variations, including: blue mirror, green mirror, silver mirror, gray and copper. Price: $199
The 3DR Solo is the aerial photography drone for those who don’t wish to use drones with cameras already attached. The 3DR can be outfitted with a 3-axis gimbal that will fit your GoPro or other action cameras. It also has multiple flight modes that make aerial videography much easier to produce. Price: $1,149
The world’s first fully-custom transparent touch-screen glass monitor. A very nice setup for the yacht. You can order the monitor in sizes ranging from 5 inches to 110 inches.
STOWS SMALL, PLAYS BIG
Yacht toys are fun, but they’re not without challenges. Some require cranes to launch, or WaveRunners to use, or a crew of three to inflate and deploy. And when the fun in the sun is done, they eat a monster-size chomp of lazarette space. To learn more, click here.
Oyster’s bamboo fly-fishing rods
Bill Oyster thought his life was going to be about bicycles. Fly-fishing was a hobby he pursued when he wasn’t training for the 1996 Olympic trials. Then there was a crash, a lot of pain and an unwelcome abundance of free time.
He hunkered down in his basement and read books about carving bamboo fly-fishing rods, which he thought were gorgeous. The first one took him six months. It was hideous and left him bloodied, but his skills improved. To learn more, click here.
Rancourt & Co. Boat Shoes
BOAT SHOES, YOUR WAY
Imagine spending 40 years hand-stitching leather shoes to perfection. That is the reality at Rancourt & Co. in Maine, whose artists pride themselves on shaping and fitting leather into comfortable, flexible, custom shoes that are among the most beautiful found on any marina docks. Rancourt’s 2-Eye Boat Shoe ($400) can be built from leather or suede. To learn more click here.
GoPro Hero 4 Session
The Hero 4 Session is GoPro’s first unit that is waterproof without an additional housing unit (up to 33 feet). It shoots 1440p at 30 fps, 1080p at 60 fps, and 720p at 100 fps. Price: $199